Archive for March 2019

Going overboard without the benefit of a life raft over the seventh and final season of VEEP. It's snarky, rude, profane, mean, vicious, audacious, brilliant, hilarious, and one of the greatest sitcoms ever. Plus, some sage advice from a comedian.

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Veep, Julie Louis Dreyfuss, HBO, Netflix, Barry, Russian Doll, TV

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Direct from Chicago, Steve's friend Barrie weighs in on the dumb things guys do in the world of online dating. Featuring "best practices" to help avoid profile photo foibles and idiocy at Bumble, Tinder, Match.com and more. Swipe right! Plus, Jordan Peele's mystery/horror thriller Us does a record $70 million opening weekend. And, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

basketball, dating, movies, romance

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Episode 85: An Uneven Playing Field

Digging into the huge college admissions fraud case: its all an uneven playing field. Seeing Cheap Trick for the fortieth-something time, and the new HBO docu-series The Case Against Adnan Syed.

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This week we've got an interview with multi-talented standup comedian and musician Phil Johnson.

Phil and his band Roadside Attraction are based out of the San Jose, CA area and Phil has brought his comedy to clubs nationwide for a decade. We discuss comedy influences, how Phil writes his material and how it continues to evolve, making music, his upcoming comedy special and...his pirate podcast, Under the Crossbones. Yes, a pirate podcast, and its awesome. For more on Phil Johnson including where he's gigging, check out RoadsideAttraction.com and at Facebook.com/PhilJohnsonComedy 

Plus, rockers are retiring and there's a bevy of farewell tours of late. But one band keeps rocking, killing it nightly, with no farewell tour in sight.

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